Mechanical Components

Motors/​Motion Control

Learn about the growing surgical robot market. See examples of surgical robots, including autonomous and computer-assisted technologies.

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Products: Test & Measurement
See the new products and services, including Instron's precision specimen loader, Lumedel's fiberoptic collimating lenses, Fume hoods from HEMCO, a lithium coin cell holder for maximizing PC board capacity from Keystone Electronics, and more.
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Products: Materials
See the new products and services, including precision injection molding from Medbio; Covestro's Makrolon 3638 polycarbonate; laser processing systems from Amada Weld Tech; biocompatible adhesives, sealants, and potting materials from EpoxySet; brushless ECX speed motors from maxon; and more.
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Products: Medical
See the product focus this month, which is on motors and motion control, including Bison's enhanced washdown gearmotor line, Nippon Pulse's direct-drive AC servo motors, Portescap's brushless DC motors, and a new line of servomotors from Siemens.
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Products: Motion Control
Manifold for Respiratory Therapy

A turnkey manifold solution designed to optimize respiratory therapy device designs and accelerate product speed to market is available from Emerson, St. Louis, MO....

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White Papers: Motion Control
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Motor Calculations for Coreless Brush DC Motors

When selecting a Coreless Brush DC Motor for an application, or when developing a powered prototype, there are several basic motor physics principles which must be considered to produce a safe,...

Products: Medical
See the new products and services, including servo motor drives, miniature linear voice coil servo motors, an extrusion crosshead, a micro drive, and more.
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White Papers: Medical
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Linear Motion Design Considerations for Medical Device OEMs

Electromechanical linear actuators have become integral components of modern medical devices because of their high precision, accuracy, and ability to deliver repeatable motion...

Technology Leaders: Design
Linear actuators — in particular, electromechanical linear actuators — have become integral components of modern medical devices because of their high precision, accuracy, and ability to deliver repeatable motion control.
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Products: Materials
The new products and services this month include an electronic rotary latch, an ultra black laser marking series, a hybrid hexapod, and more.
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Technology Leaders: Robotics, Automation & Control
How can we fully integrate robots into our daily lives in the near future? This challenge is currently being addressed by French startup Enchanted Tools.
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Supplements: Software
In our summer edition of the MDB Resource Guide, learn about new cleaning requirements and find the right company to match your medical-design needs.
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Products: Test & Measurement
See the new products and services, including servo motor drives, leak testing equipment, rupture disk product selection, an automated regrinding system, and more.
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Trivia: Motion Control

What device introduced 25 years ago changed the path of cardiac and other surgeries?

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Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
See the New Products and Services, including medical optics, healthcare polymers, a ventilator pressure sensor, and more.
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White Papers: Motion Control
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Drive Systems for Medical and Laboratory Equipment

Surgical robots range from hand-held tools to fixed multi-axis robotic systems used for a variety of medical procedures. Patients usually are not aware of it, but drive systems are always at...

Briefs: Motion Control
In May 2021, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft left its study asteroid Bennu to return to Earth. Scientists will use the rubble it brings back to learn more about how the planets formed and how life arose on Earth.
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INSIDER: Motion Control

With an all-new linear actuator L series, Faulhaber launched a turnkey solution for a broad range of applications at MD&M West. The smaller versions 06L/08L/10L...

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INSIDER: Motion Control

Maxon released several new motors at MD&M West, including a series suitable for surgical robots and implants and a line of frameless DT motors with internal...

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Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
See the new products and services from Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) West, including a leak test instrument, a brushless DC motor, and more.
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Supplements: Tubing & Extrusion
Learn about the medical manufacturers and cutting-edge applications that stood out in 2021.
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Supplements: Electronics & Computers
Learn about the medical manufacturers and cutting-edge applications that stood out in 2022.
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Features: Robotics, Automation & Control
Surgery is complex. When performing similar procedures, surgeons with various skill levels, training, and experience can have vastly different outcomes.
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Features: Medical
Imagine starting your first marathon out of seven in Antarctica with a temperature of –15 °F. When Linda Carrier ran the World Marathon Challenge in 2019, that’s where she started.
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Products: Motion Control
Product Focus: Motors & Motion Control 2023
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White Papers: Medical
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Producing a Superior Roller Guide

In comparison to presently available linear guides, the EXRAIL® slide guide provides smoother movement, higher load capacity and damping. It uses multiple small diameter needle rollers–it has more rollers...

Supplements: Sensors/Data Acquisition
In our summer edition of the MDB Resource Guide, learn about new cleaning requirements and find the right company to match your medical-design needs.
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Features: Medical
Aging populations, increased preventative care, and the recent pandemic are driving growth in the healthcare, pharmaceutical, and agriculture industries.
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R&D: Medical
The garments will contain sealed, airtight regions that can inflate, making them temporarily rigid and providing the force for movement.
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Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The new products and services for October 2022, including fuse clips, a power entry module, a rotary encoder, and more.
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Ask the Expert

John Chandler on Achieving Quality Motion Control
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FAULHABER MICROMO brings together the highest quality motion technologies and value-added services, together with global engineering, sourcing, and manufacturing, to deliver top quality micro motion solutions. With 34 years’ experience, John Chandler injects a key engineering perspective into all new projects and enjoys working closely with OEM customers to bring exciting new technologies to market.

Inside Story

Inside Story: Developing a Package Performance Testing Plan
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To find out more about the expertise required to develop a testing plan for package performance testing, MDB recently spoke with Sunny Modi, Director of Package Testing for Eurofins Medical Device Testing in Lancaster, PA.

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